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Hand One - East deals, NS vul, Matchpoints. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) AJ9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) K
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) KT7532
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) J64

 
West North East South
    3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) pass
pass 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) pass ?

 

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Hand Two - North deals, both vul, IMPs. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) T8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) J9862
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) AT854
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) 4

 
West North East South
  1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) pass
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) ?

  
 

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Hand Three - South deals, both vul, IMPs. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) T93
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) QT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) AK6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) AQT75

 
West North East South
      1NT
pass 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) * pass 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) pass ?

   2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) = hearts, 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) = natural and game forcing.
   3images/spadesm.gif (109 bytes) by South would show spade values
   (or an advance cue for diamonds).
 

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Hand Four - West deals, nil vul, Matchpoints. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) 965
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) AJT43
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) AK
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) 854

 
West North East South
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) pass 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) pass
1NT pass 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) * pass
2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) * pass pass ?

   1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) is "better minor".
   2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) asks West to bid 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes). It shows a desire
   to play in 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) (but if East had bid again, that
   would have shown an invitational hand).
 

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Hand Five - North deals, nil vul, Matchpoints. You are South.
 
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) KT2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) 9652
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) A8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) AT75
 
West North East South
  1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) ?

     
 

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